Greek ferries

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  1. Norman Jones

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    Do any of the Italy-Greece ferries offer a flexible(open ended return?
    Thinking this autumn maybe.
     
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    Blue line or blue star ferries does. Google anek and minoan lines - you may have to ring them to ask.
     
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    Anek, Superfst and Minoan do, have a look at the terms and conditions in each brochure..

    http://www.anek.gr/anek_prod/pdf/Br...files/assets/common/downloads/publication.pdf

    https://www.superfast.com/adriatiki/images/flipbooks/2017/en/BROCHURE2017GBWEB.pdf

    https://www.minoan.gr/sites/default/files/uploads/brochures/2017/entypo2017uk5thV.pdf

    We've done it a few times in the past but there are less sailings nowadays. Book as soon you know your return date. If you just turn up at the port you might have to wait a few days, possibly longer to get a return space.

    Pete
     
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    Anek, Superfast and Minoan do, have a look at the terms and conditions in each brochure..

    http://www.anek.gr/anek_prod/pdf/Br...files/assets/common/downloads/publication.pdf

    https://www.superfast.com/adriatiki/images/flipbooks/2017/en/BROCHURE2017GBWEB.pdf

    https://www.minoan.gr/sites/default/files/uploads/brochures/2017/entypo2017uk5thV.pdf

    We've done it a few times in the past but there are less sailings nowadays. Book as soon you know your return date. If you just turn up at the port you might have to wait a few days, possibly longer to get a return space.

    Pete
     
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    Thanks for the helpful replies, thinking of an autumn trip but don't want a time restriction for our return.
     
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    Don't pay the ferryman till he gets you to the other side ,does that still apply these days ?
     
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    It does for migrants - and maybe not pay at all.
     
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    Booked the ferry from Venice-Igoumesta. Does anyone know what the parking's like at Venice since the check in is at 2.30am! ?
     
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    Do you mind me asking how much that costs?

    And is it one of those ferries you can sleep in the van on deck?

    Thanks!
     
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    Booked through Direct Ferries £487 from 5 Oct - 21 Nov.
    It says "Deck space so I guess we'll need something soft to settle on! 25 hours.
     
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    Cheers, thanks for the info.

    Have a great trip - hope you'll let us know how you got on. (y)
     
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    Looking forward to it. Dover week Saturday.
    Will try to post regularly, but find this site very difficult to get photos up compared with Facebook.
     
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    That might work where you live but it refuses even a 1.5mb file from sheep country!
     
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    Yay! made it to Halkidiki. Greece is wonderful and the people even better. But this site always says my images are too big....so hard luck, no pics.
     
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    So far, Venice-Igoumetsa, Vicos Gorge, Kastoria, Edessa, Pella, Kassandra peninsula, Meteora, Volos Bay, marvellous, plenty of taps, parking and friendliness.
    Let's hope the remaining month is as good.
     
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    Last there in 2000 but no issue parking and you could do a trip round Venice if you arrived early enough.
     
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    Did you sleep in the van, Norman? Are you able to stay in the van during the voyage, heat water, have a shower etc?
     
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    I nearly aways reduce my images to 1024x768 for uploading them they upload a lot faster.

    If you haven't already seen it this was our trip to Greece a couple of years ago it may give you a few ideas, we really enjoyed it.

    Have a good trip Norm.
     
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